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SHOW # 31 - 10/04/10
Ms. Blue joined us on The Couch and discussed her journey from Pittsburgh to Memphis and the stories around her 9th album Royal Blue. We discussed the excitement of recording at Royal Studio here in Memphis and the spirit of "Pops" that still surrounds the place.
DANIKA HOLMES - Segment Begins At The 45:00 Mark
We talked about her early childhood years playing music and why she left school before getting her PhD. in Finance. Danika discussed the recording of Second Chances, her debut album and how her songwriting has changed since then as she readies to go into the studio for her next album. Danika thought my question "Where will you be in five years..." was great and gave us a better answer than I think she knew.
SHOW # 32 - 10/11/10
From Boston, MA comes 26-year old Gracie Curran and her High Falutin' Band. We talked to Gracie about her start in the business. How she recently joined up with her current band and their quest to win the Boston Blues Society entry into the 2011 IBC competition.
DAMON FOWLER - Segment Begins At The 47:00 Mark
Damon Fowler, from Florida is a classy guitar player and a wonderful songwriter. From his time as a 15-year old, he has opened shows for some of the biggest names in the business. How did Damon come back from a horrific accident to now be signed to Blind Pig Records and bookings growing larger? We also hear three songs from the album Sugar Shack.
SHOW # 33 - 10/18/10
Rob Drabkin joined us on The Couch and discussed his career. As a three time winner of Westword's Best Singer-Songwriter, to his collaboration on the Greg Allman song "Melissa" with Davy Knowles of Back Door Slam, to his new album On These Heavy Feet, Rob is set to break out big in 2011. Listen in as Rob talks about his youth, his teen years and his desires for his career.
TIN PAN - Segment Begins At The 25:30 Mark
Jesse Selengut, composer, vocalist and trumpet player for the band Tin Pan sat on The Couch for a grand interview. Find out how Jesse got into music and how the road led him to the joyful sounds of the band Tin Pan. Hear what Jesse thinks of Tubas...learn which historic Yankee game Jesse and I both attended back some 30 years ago and we listen to songs from their latest album Hounds Tooth and what they are planning for their next recording.
SHOW # 34 - 10/25/10
Eden "Little Boogaloo" Brent came and sat on The Couch. We got to discuss her childhood, how she met Booglaoo Ames and became first his student, then his partner and finally his caretaker when he became ill. We chatted about her touring schedule and how she feels about the people in the blues world. Music from her album Ain't Got No Troubles kept us chair dancing the entire time!
BLIND MISSISSIPPI MORRIS - Segment Begins At The 49:20 Mark
We were honored to have Blind Mississippi Morris come sit on The Couch. Besides listening to some fabulous music from across his career, we got to talk with Morris about so many subjects. We discussed the robbery that had occured only a week before and the incredible outpouring of love which was showered onto Morris from fellow musicians and fans alike. Want to know what Morris thinks about the whole music scene in Memphis?...he will tell you. Want to know what a real juke joint is? Morris explains that also.